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1/16/14: Senator Fritz Hollings shares a lifetime of professionalism

Release Date: 1/16/2014


Students filled The Charleston Museum for a rare opportunity to hear The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings during the first Professionalism Series lecture.

“It’s a high honor for the Charleston School of Law to have a legal titan like Senator Hollings in our midst; he’s not only a state, but a national treasure,” said Founder Ed Westbrook.

Senator Hollings recalled his critical role in politics as he discussed, “A Lifetime of Professionalism.”

At the age of 92, Senator Hollings still possesses the charm to make the crowd laugh as he retold stories as if they happened yesterday.  

Senator Hollings closed by giving students his biggest advice. “As long as you remain a student and constantly learn, you will succeed,” he said. “I learn something new every day. I am still a student.”

To no surprise, a line of students formed as he welcomed them to talk and take photographs at the conclusion of his speech.

The Charleston School of Law established the Professionalism Series to build upon the values and ideals taught in the classroom as they attribute to the role of professionalism in the field of law. Guest speakers represent a wide range of well-respected judges and practicing attorneys that cover various topics such as: legal ethics, professional judgment, the practice of law, diversity, communication skills and networking. Practitioners and judges are welcome to attend any of the lectures in the series.

To meet the professionalism education requirement, both full and part-time students must attend lectures and meet the graduation requirements detailed here.

Spring 2014 Professionalism Series Speakers:


Thursday, January 16, 2014, at noon at The Charleston Museum
A Lifetime of Professionalism
The Honorable Ernest F. Hollings

Friday, January 31, 2014, at noon at Charleston Music Hall
Law Review Symposium with Keynote Speaker
Ryan M. Garcia – Legal Director at Dell, Inc. and Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Texas at Austin

Thursday, February 6, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Charleston Music Hall
My Lessons Learned in Dealing with the Media
Scarlett A. Wilson, Ninth Circuit Solicitor

Thursday, March 6, 2014, at noon at The Charleston Museum
Acres of Diamonds – Career Opportunities for Creative Lawyers
Darrell W. Scott, Esquire, The Scott Group, PS of Spokane, WA

Thursday, March 20, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. at Charleston Music Hall
John E. Toczydlowski, Esquire with The American Bar Association

Thursday, April 3, 2014, at noon at The Charleston Museum
TBD

Written by: Kat Drerup
Photography by: Graham Ervin